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Assignment | Issues Facing Texas (Plank): Getting Started

GOVT 2306 | Prof. Matt Plank (Spring 2024)

Your Assignment

Students will critically assess a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 issues/topics/challenges facing the state of Texas with an analysis of historical underpinnings and current trends considering the actions of politicians and pressure exerted by interest groups.

Your Goals:

  • 10+ pages
    • minimum 2 double-spaced pages per topic
  • MLA format
  • 12-15 credible, fact-based sources (3+ per topic)


  • News articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Journal articles
  • Government websites
  • Book/e-books


  • Blogs
  • Wikipedia
  • Editorials

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